So it’s going to be vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom, pop because unless they have any of their own cameras there we will be relying on the local TV coverage and that can be dire at times.
Like when someone is just coming to overtake someone and we zoom off to the pits to watch 4 tyres get changed, boring.
And deadly for 12000 years is Carbon 14
Strictly speaking, no-one relies on 'local TV coverage' - all broadcasters get an identical uplink feed produced by Bernie's brigade. Unfortunately, however, he does use different technical teams at different races (and those teams can be from local broadcasters), which is where you can get some 'interesting' vision-mixing choices....
Fortunately, if you've got an iPad, Sky's new F1 app will allow you to get multiple camera views, so you can at least keep an eye on what you want to watch, rather than the local-favourite's pit-stop
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I guess this not free? and that you have to have a Sky package in the first place.
Not a HiFi Nut. Just has a pile of Nads.
The app's probably free but you'll need a SkyID to use it and you don't get one of them without a Sky subscription.
Incidentally SkyGo now on Android, which is nice. Seems to work well on my HTC DesireHD (it's only available on certain phones at the moment and doesn't support ICS (yet).
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Sneak peek at the Sky Race Control iPad app here - and yes, you'll need to be a Sky subscriber to access it.
However, it's worth noting that Sky Go - on which you'll be able to watch all the F1 races - is available on monthly subscription as a separate entity. You don't need either a Sky dish or an annual subscription to get Sky Go - you could just pay for the months when the Sky-only F1 races are on, and watch them live via laptop or iPad.
Maybe the app will be available on similar terms? We'll find out soon enough....
Hmm, perhaps this thread should be re-titled - (What Sky Has Lined Up For You During) The Formula 1 2012 Season
Bernie Ecclestone, will be the ruin of F1 enough said................
Well - sadly - there's no where else you're going to watch all the races live this season
I'm quite looking forward to Sky's coverage, and the app looks rather good too.
Did anyone see Transworld Sport the other night? There was a good Mark Webber profile and interview, and his Dad gave him a proper clout round the head at one point
Plenty of sandbagging going on in pre-season practice sessions?
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Hmm, plus ça change?
Heikki's not one I'd get rid of.
He had his chance at McLaren the other season and didn't take it. Time to move on.
OK, using that logic we'd better get rid of everyone who wouldn't have outperformed Lewis while he was the golden boy at McMerc. Doesn't leave many, does it?
Heikki might never challenge for the title, but the same can be said about most of the drivers out there. He's now doing a very decent job in a very average car, hence why he got so many plaudits from F1 writers last year.
He's gone from the front of the grid to the back and there are not many who go back to the front. In fact I cannot think of any who have. F1 has always been full of Journeymen keeping the future young kid out of a drive.
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